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About

Heather  integrates key aspects of life giving practices to skillfully inspire the art of living. From teaching yoga to  creative professional work, she believes that the power of our innate creativity is at the source of innovation, wellbeing, and joy. 

First introduced to yoga at age 12, she experienced various styles and enjoyed yoga as exercise for many years. Her desire to go deeper into yoga study and practice  sparked when the practice and philosophy proved invaluable on her path to wellness during a health crisis 12 years ago. During this time  she was most inspired by her black lab “Bodacious” and his bold playful approach to life. Focused on yoga with an attitude of “Bodacious Living” her vitality and joy increased exponentially leading to a passion for wellness and whole being. 

For more than a decade Heather has studied and explored yoga, meditation, breath work, yogic philosophy, acro yoga, thai massage, yoga therapeutics, reiki, theta healing, tantra, and sacred space design. Passionate about learning, she continues to study and explore the sciences of consciousness and embodiment. 

Heathers teaching style is integrated, playful, and heart connected. She skillfully weaves  knowledge of bio-mechanical principles of alignment and body energetics to activate wellbeing, creativity, and productivity. She has trained with leaders in the yoga movement and is active in yoga lifestyle culture. She currently studies with master teacher Shiva Rea ~ exploring pulsation through energetic vinyasa, free form movement and more. She is inspired by the playful therapeutic nature of Acro Yoga, the integration of  the sciences of sound and movement, nature yoga play, and transformational entertainment. 

  • Anusara Yoga teacher training in 2002 – 2010
  • Teaching yoga since 2003
  • Started practicing Acro Yoga 2006
  • Founded lifestyle brand Bodacious Living in 2007
  • Owned & directed Bodacious Living Yoga Studio & Boutique in Carlsbad 2007 -2010
  • Reiki trained 2008
  • Co-founded Play Lounge in 2009
  • Off the Mat Into the World 2009
  • Theta Healing Certified 2010
  • Founded non-profit outreach Operation Cozy Bear 2011
  • Shiva Rea teacher training 2011 – present
 “Heather is a Creative Professional offering experience in sales, branding, programming, community relations, video production, and on camera hosting. Heather integrates a wide range of professional skills and yoga lifestyle providing a unique ability to play many valuable roles for her clients.”

– www.lightworkscreative.tv

 

TESTIMONIALS

 

” I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed your Nature Yoga Play class and the unique and wonderful perspective of making nature our “mat” and supportive friend. 

There was a moment when laying so sublimely on a huge rock, that I was totally relaxed and I had a very moving experience. I was really noticing the trees and sky above me, the rock below me and the water rushing below me. I felt so in sync and felt the wisdom and strength of all the elements that tears came to my eyes.

Thanks again for a wonderful class. Also loved your meditation at Rise & Shine class…. What a wonderful experience. “

~ Cindie, Student at Wanderlust Festival

 

“In over a decade of studying and practicing yoga, and a lifetime of studying dance, “flying” with Heather in a private session was one of the most sublime experiences. It gave me a feeling of trust that blossomed into wings; and I indeed was flying physically and spiritually. I love you Heather. You are a beautiful and amazing gift to the world.”

~ Lisa Egizii-Thorp, Co-founder Thorp Institute

 

“Simply put, Heather is one of the best yoga teachers I have had the pleasure of practicing with! As a relatively new yogi, and after experiencing only a handful of one-on-one yoga sessions with Heather, she is an incredible force that has been the catalyst to a substantial shift in my life. Heather has been the abundant force and inspiration behind my practice in physical, mental, and spiritual form. After practicing with Heather I feel an abundance of excitement, empowerment, peace and playfulness that carries through and keeps me going! I look forward to growing, expanding, and creating my sacred space with the help of Heather. She has deeply influenced my life in just the short time that I have known her and I believe that she will continue to be an incredible influence, teacher, and spiritual leader for me. “

~ Taylor Cohen, Bio-tech Research Specialist

 

“Heather was the first yoga teacher I met when I moved to San Diego. I’ll never forget the immediate connection I felt while being welcomed into her open arms. Heather is pure heart and love. In addition to sharing her love and knowledge of yoga Heather never hesitates to share her immense spirit with the communities that she supports with her charity work. Her playful, warm and generous spirit always inspires me to open my heart and continue to give my gifts. That feeling of inspiration is what I look for in a great teacher and a friend. I feel blessed to count Heather among mine.”

~ Steve Gold, Musician www.stevegoldmusic.com


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